KOICA carries out humanitarian assistance activities in forms of cash and in-kind contributions, deployment of disaster relief teams and cooperation with international institutions in cases of natural disasters such as earthquakes, typhoons, tsunami and flooding as well as man-made disasters such as civil wars and conflicts. Understanding that people with disabilities are much fragile and vulnerable to such disasters, it tries to respond timely to requests in order to provide strong emergency reliefs.

KOICA also supports Goal 7 of the Incheon Strategy which tries to ensure disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction and management. It will continuously support strengthening disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction planning in the developing countries of Asia and the Pacific, while also assisting countries to strengthen implementation of measures on providing timely and appropriate support to persons with disabilities in responding to disasters.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan
Implementation plan: In terms of disaster relief, the Korean government dispatches the Korean Disaster Relief Team(KDRT) to rescue human lives and support medical relief activities. Through its dispatch, KOICA tries to provide successful and timely assistance to countries heavily struck with natural and human disasters, while taking note that people with disabilities are most adversely affected by disasters.              

See more by

Commitment theme: Year:

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)

The Korea International Cooperation Agency was founded as a government agency on April 1, 1991, to maximize the effectiveness of South Korea's grant aid programs for developing countries by impleme